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John Stewart (Character)
from "Justice League" (2001)

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"Justice League Unlimited: Wake the Dead (#1.11)" (2004)
Dr. Fate: The creature knows only rage and seeks only oblivion. Your mace may be the one object on Earth that can grant him peace.
John Stewart: What are you saying?
Shayera Hol: Your favorite movie's "Old Yeller"; you know *exactly* what he's saying. Is this my destiny? To be a destroyer? To betray yet *another* friend?
Dr. Fate: It's not that simple. It never was.

Aquaman: Only you have the power to put that creature out of its misery. And to stop it before it hurts anyone else.
John Stewart: ...
[puts his hand on Shayera's arm]
John Stewart: You don't have to Shayera. I'll do it for you. Give me the mace.
Shayera Hol: Forget it, John. He was my friend. It's my responsibility. I'll do it myself!

John Stewart: [to the crowd] Hawkgirl was never dismissed from the League! She can come back whenever she likes.
[to Shayera]
John Stewart: I recused myself because, well - Anyway, Superman broke the tie.
Clark Kent: [Shayera turns to Superman] I believe in second chances. I believe in redemption. But mostly I believe in my friends.

John Stewart: Dr. Fate called it. Solomon Grundy's back.
Vixen: The zombie guy? A heavy hitter. I read about him in the files.
John Stewart: Yeah, he's tough. But we can handle him. The funny thing is, he's supposed to be dead.
Vixen: Aren't all zombies, by definition, dead?
John Stewart: Uh...

[as several onlookers boo Hawkgirl]
John Stewart: Back off! She doesn't have to take that from you people!
Shayera Hol: Yes, I do. But it's okay. I guess I deserve some of it.
[Her hand is taken]
Woman: You saved our lives. God bless you, Chica Halcón.
John Stewart: [to Shayera] You deserve that, too.

"Justice League: In Blackest Night: Part II (#1.5)" (2001)
Guardian of Oa: All is lost.
John Stewart: Not while I'm standing.
[Manhunter continues to absorb energy. Green Lantern holds up his ring]
John Stewart: In brightest day, In blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power GREEN LANTERN'S LIGHT!

John Stewart: Flash, I told you not to get involved.
The Flash: I'm railroading you, pal.

John Stewart: We have to be held accountable. We have too much power not to be.

"Justice League Unlimited: Task Force X (#2.4)" (2005)
Deadshot: Uh, excuse me, Mr. Lantern? For six weeks now, my wife's been after me for Hawkgirl's autograph. You wouldn't know where she's at today, would you?
John Stewart: [stonily] Haven't seen her.
Deadshot: Okay. Thanks anyway.
[Green Lantern leaves the elevator]
Plastique: You are a veeery bad boy.
Deadshot: Tell me you didn't love it.

John Stewart: How did you know Vance was the inside man?
J'onn J'onzz: He was the only one on the tower who's mind I couldn't read. Cadmus must had supplied him with a sophisticated method of masking his thoughts.
John Stewart: So... what do we do with him now?
J'onn J'onzz: I'd like to go in there and wipe clean the last two years of his memory.
John Stewart: Woah! That's alittle harsh, don't ya think?
J'onn J'onzz: He's a liability.
John Stewart: I'm sure he's already spilled everything he knows to Cadmus.
J'onn J'onzz: Don't you understand? We can't trust him!
John Stewart: J'onn... we can't trust anyone now.

"Justice League: Starcrossed (#2.24)" (2004)
Batman: The most mysterious creatures in the universe.
John Stewart: Sorry?
Batman: Women. Don't be too hard on yourself. You didn't know she was spoken for.

John Stewart: [pointing his ring at Shayera] Whose side are you really on?
Shayera Hol: Don't you know?
[Lantern hesitates, then lowers his ring. Shayera hits him with her mace]
Shayera Hol: I'm sorry, John.

"Justice League Unlimited: The Once and Future Thing Part Two: Time, Warped (#1.13)" (2005)
John Stewart: Enid Clinton, we've got...
[John Stewart suddenly phases into Hal Jordan]
Hal Jordan: with your husband... What?
Static: John?
Hal Jordan: Hal Jordan. Another time shift. I'm up to speed, carry on.
Future Batman: Okay, I'm starting to get a migraine.
Batman: We'd better get used to it. This is going to get worse before it gets better. Any one of us could change or even cease to exist.
Hal Jordan: That's why you have to tell us where to find David. We just want to undo the harm he's caused. You have my word, we'll do everything within our power to keep from hurting him.
Enid Clinton: Between you and me, I wouldn't mind one bit if he got roughed up along the way.

"Young Justice: Agendas (#1.22)" (2012)
[the Justice League is gathered to discuss possible new members]
The Flash: Still, we could always use more raw power. And Earth has a third Green Lantern - Guy Gardner.
Hal Jordan, John Stewart: No!
The Flash: But we could really...
Hal Jordan, John Stewart: No!

"Justice League Unlimited: Ancient History (#3.11)" (2006)
John Stewart: Shayera, I haven't been fair to Mari, and I haven't been fair to you. I couldn't figure out how to tell you this, or... even if I should.
Shayera Hol: What?
John Stewart: When Batman and I went to the future, we met a man named Warhawk. He's our son. Yours and mine.
Shayera Hol: ...Our son?
John Stewart: That's why I've been so awkward around you lately. I've been trying to figure out what to do with this knowledge. What is means for our future.
Shayera Hol: Well, what else could it mean?
John Stewart: I won't be destiny's puppet. Whatever the future holds, we'll make those choices ourselves.
Shayera Hol: Don't say you don't love me.
John Stewart: I'll never say that. But, you need to know... I'm staying with Mari.

"Justice League: Starcrossed: Part III (#2.26)" (2004)
John Stewart: [after Hawkgirl has resigned from the Justice League] You never asked how we voted.
Shayera Hol: It doesn't matter.
John Stewart: So, where will you go?
Shayera Hol: I don't know. Somewhere where the fate of the world isn't in my hands. Someplace where there are no more secrets, no more lies.
John Stewart: Was it all a lie?
Shayera Hol: [Turns around and looks at him] I love you, John. I never lied about that.
[Shayera flies off into the sky]
John Stewart: [Softly] I love you too.

"Justice League Unlimited: Kids' Stuff (#1.3)" (2004)
[as Diana ties up the villains with her Golden Lasso]
John Stewart: Guess that's a wrap.
[off their looks]
John Stewart: Sorry. Been hanging out with The Flash too much.

"Justice League Unlimited: Shadow of the Hawk (#3.2)" (2005)
John Stewart: Shayera, I wanted to - Judas Priest!

"Justice League Unlimited: Patriot Act (#3.7)" (2006)
General Wade Eiling: I mean it! Get Superman and tell him General Wade Eiling wants a word with him.
Green Arrow: Eiling? From Cadmus?
John Stewart: What happened? That beat-down he handed you last year leave you with Superman issues?
General Wade Eiling: He's your poster-boy. I'm gonna show the Justice League that you're not the only superpower on the block. That there's someone who can stop you. I'm here to protect them
[motions to the crowd]
General Wade Eiling: from you.

"Justice League Unlimited: The Great Brain Robbery (#3.8)" (2006)
The Flash: Guys! I was starting to think I was gonna go out as the bottom of a super villain dog pile.
John Stewart: It sounds like Wally, but is there any way to be *sure*?
The Flash: You want proof? Until he went off to the Marines, GL's nickname was...
John Stewart: STOP! It's him! You promised never to repeat that story.
The Flash: I know. I was just messing with your head.

"Justice League: Hereafter (#2.19)" (2003)
[in the Watchtower, the League is holding a wake for Superman]
John Stewart: And Superman holds the grenade in his hands, like this. So it blows, and he doesn't even move. And I say, "are you all right?" And he says...
Flash: This is the best part!
John Stewart: He says, "Fine. And you?"
[all laugh]

"Justice League: Wild Cards (#2.21)" (2003)
Shayera Hol: Uh-huh... that's it... right there.
John Stewart: No, it's not.
Shayera Hol: I think I would know.
John Stewart: Really?
[cut to inside the Watchtower, where Lantern and Hawkgirl are both hunched over a computer screen]
John Stewart: And when was the last time you looked through bank records?

"Justice League: Hearts and Minds: Part II (#2.10)" (2003)
Katma Tui: It's time to relearn what you've learned.
John Stewart: Now you sound like Yoda.